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Things that have caught my eye this week - 22nd-29th July, 2015

Things that have caught my eye this week - 22nd-29th July, 2015

This will (hopefully!) be a regular post about a few things that have caught my eye in the world of academia in the past week including events, Call for Papers, blog posts and articles. Enjoy!

Twitter:This week, I have been following fellow SGSAH PhD student Louise Creechan on the We The Humanities Twitter feed. It is the first time I have followed one of their curators. Each week, @WeTheHumanities invites someone working within the Humanities to take over their twitter feed and spark discussion on a wide range of topics. This week Louise is discussing her research on illiteracy in Victorian fiction, managing research and research identities, learning difficulties and cats. Definitely pop over and join in the chat!

Blogs:In the come-down after this year's British Association for Romantic Studies Conference ('Romantic Imprints, 16-19 July, University of Cardiff), Dr Koenrad Claes who works on the Lady's Magazine project at the University of Kent has written an excellent post about the status of the Lady's Magazine in Romantic literary studies, titled 'Calling all Romanticists: the Lady's Magazine belongs to you too!. He reflects on the place of the magazine in Romantic studies and why it may have been, until now, marginalised in literary criticism.

Also on the Romantic theme, Anna Mercer from the University of York has launched a new blog series for BARS, titled Romanticism Exactly 200 Years Ago: On This Day in 1815. The blogs aim to give a snapshot of events happening exactly 200 years ago. The series begins with a look at The First Anniversary of the Shelleys’ Elopement on the 28th of July, 1815. Anna's post includes extracts from Mary's letters and reveals a fascinating insight into Mary and Percy's shared reading list. I'm looking forward to many more posts in this series.

CFP: December will see Chawton House Library host the commemorative conference, Marilyn Butler and the War of Ideas. The conference will commemorate Marilyn Butler's scholarship and generate new discussions on the following topics:

The War of Ideas

Romanticism: Rebels and Reactionaries in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Beyond Recovery? Editing Women and Writing Lives

It will also see the launch of Mythologies: Countercurrents in Eighteenth-Century British Poetry and Cultural History, a book completed by Heather Glen from a manuscript that Butler left in near-complete form.

Abstracts of 200-250 words are due in by the 1st of August 2015.

CFP: Christ Church, Oxford are also holding a winter conference on the 22nd and 23rd of January. Their interdiscplinary conference on Women and the Canon seeks to problematize notions of canonicity by approaching it through its relationship to gender. Abstracts which deal with all forms of artistic and intellectual endeavour will be considered.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers (250 words) with a brief biography are due by the 15th of September.

Finally, I had a fantastic time at last week's 'Circulating Enlightenment' Colloquium at the University of Edinburgh. A post about that will follow soon!

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